Libby Denkmann

Veterans and Military Reporter

Contact Libby Denkmann

Libby Denkmann is KPCC's veterans and military reporter. She focuses on stories about active duty servicemembers, veterans and their families in Southern California.

Libby joined KPCC in 2016 as a fill-in host on Take Two, and later served as interim host of KPCC's Morning Edition. She is a regular fill-in host for Larry Mantle's AirTalk on KPCC and her reporting can be heard nationally on APM's Marketplace Morning Report.

Before joining KPCC, Libby was the afternoon drive anchor and a reporter on KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles. She began her journalism career in her native Seattle with the CBS News affiliate KIRO Radio. During nearly a decade at KIRO, Libby was a reporter and producer of several programs: The Dave Ross Show, Ross and Burbank, and The Ron and Don Show. Her work was part of the 2015 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuing Coverage of the deadly Oso, Washington landslide. She is a graduate of The University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies.

Stories by Libby Denkmann

Women engineers not surprised by anti-diversity essay

A Google employee wrote a 10-page essay blasting his company's efforts to encourage more women and minorities to enter tech. The internal posting went viral.

Rand Paul and Kamala Harris have a bill to reform cash bail. CA may move faster.

Bail reform has sparked an unexpected partnership between Senators Kamala Harris and Rand Paul. They support reforms already being considered in Sacramento.

No Place like LA: Luisa, forgetting how to use windshield wipers

Driving in the rain is natural when you live outside of LA. But once you've been here for too long, you might forget a few things...

AG Sessions is expanding asset forfeitures. What is CA law?

AG Sessions wants to expand a controversial program seizing property from suspected criminals. California has some protections but advocates say it's not enough.

Venice artists want producer Joel Silver to give back a famous mural

Venice neighbors are tussling with a major Hollywood producer over delayed construction and a famous work of art.

Some private student loans lack key paperwork proving who owns the debt

Judges in several states have entirely wiped away borrowers' private student loan debt because of missing or inaccurate paperwork.

Take Two explores the connection between environmental legislation and affordable housing goals.

With rents rising and vacancy rates low, California is facing a deep housing crisis. 

State of Affairs: Gov. Brown pitches cap-and-trade in Sacramento

California Governor Jerry Brown told Sacramento lawmakers on Thursday that the upcoming cap-and-trade extension will be the "most important vote of your life."

No Place Like LA: David, au revoir Paris et bonjour Los Angeles

"L.A. is a vibe, it's a lifestyle. It's freedom."

Presidents Trump and Macron meet in Paris

Ideologically, Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron couldn't be more different. But both pulled off surprise election wins by throwing out the political playbook.

State of Affairs: Brown's climate summit, Jimmy Gomez still in the Assembly

A month ago, voters in the 34th district chose Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez to take Xavier Becerra's old seat in Congress — so why hasn't Gomez been sworn in?

No Place Like LA: Julie, hating the Cubs but loving the Dodgers

She'll forever hate the Cubs, but she grew to love the Dodgers.

No Place Like LA: Jen, the LA Lady

What was your own moment that you realized L.A. truly felt like home?

Survey finds gaps in assistance for CA's non-English speaking voters

A newly released survey says too often, voters who don't speak English didn't get the assistance they needed - and the law requires - at California polling places last November.

More California Republicans react to Comey firing

Democratic senators expressed shock and concern Thursday over the firing of FBI director James Comey during an intelligence committee hearing on Capitol Hill.